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About Dr. Stein
Dr. Michael J. Stein is a Manhattan-based plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. He is highly regarded by his patients for his excellent patient care, attention to detail, and individualized approach.
As a plastic surgeon in NYC, Dr Stein’s aesthetic interests include facelifts, breast surgery, abdominoplasty and liposuction. His reconstructive interests include microsurgical reconstruction following cancer and trauma, Mohs facial reconstruction for skin cancer, and nerve surgery of the extremities.
Dr. Stein is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and Assistant Attending in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.
Dr. Stein trained at some of the finest institutions in Canada and the United States. A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Stein completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) at McGill University, graduating with honors and a double major in biomedical sciences and social studies of medicine. He then received his medical degree (MD) at the University of British Columbia, one of the top ranked medical schools in Canada. Dr. Stein completed his 5-year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Ottawa where he served as chief resident and was certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). Following graduation, Dr. Stein pursued a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences (MASc) at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on patient safety and healthcare quality. Dr. Stein also completed a fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat and Lenox Hill hospitals specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
He has a passion for clinical research. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. His excellence in research has been recognized through multiple research awards and being an invited reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals in plastic surgery.
Dr. Stein is also an accomplished athlete. At McGill University he was an Academic All-Canadian varsity athlete as a member the varsity soccer team and competed in the national championship. At the University of British Columbia, he was a member of the junior varsity rowing team and competed in the San Diego Classic Regatta. Today, Dr. Stein is an avid runner and cyclist.
Affliliations & Education
Assisting Attending in the Department of Plastic Surgery – Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery – Columbia University
Aesthetic Breast and Microsurgery Fellowship – Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
Master’s of Applied Science (MASc) Candidate in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality – Johns Hopkins University
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency (FRCSC) – University of Ottawa
Medical Degree (MD) – University of British Columbia
Bachelor’s of Arts and Science (BASc) in Biomedical Sciences and Social Studies of Medicine – McGill University
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
New York State Medical License
Dr. Stein is committed to providing the highest level of care for his patients. His objective is to enhance a patient’s self-confidence by delivering safe, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.
Dr.Stein has a passion for clinical research. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. His excellence in research has been recognized through multiple research awards and being an invited reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals in plastic surgery.
Stein MJ, Matarasso A. The Male Abdominoplasty. Clin Plast Surg. 2022;49(2):285-291.
Stein MJ, Matarasso A. High-Definition Liposuction in Men. Clin Plast Surg. 2022;49(2):307-312.
Grigor EJM, Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Ghaedi B, Ramsay T, Zhang J. The Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Safety Outcomes Following Immediate Breast Reconstruction [published online ahead of print, 2022 Mar 2]. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2022;S1748-6815(22)00126-7.
Matarasso A, Suri S, Stein MJ. Lipoabdominoplasty technique. Plast Aesthet Res 2021;8:57.
Grigor EJM, Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Ghaedi B, Cormier N, Ramsay T, Zhang J. The effect of immediate breast reconstruction on adjuvant therapy delay, locoregional recurrence, and disease-free survival. Breast J. 2021 Dec;27(12):857-862.
Stein MJ, Dec W, Lerman OZ. Lean and Six Sigma Methodology Can Improve Efficiency in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Jul 6;9(7):e3669.
Stein MJ, Karir A, Hanson MN, Cavale N, Almoudaris AM, Voineskos S. Pelvic Reconstruction following Abdominoperineal Resection and Pelvic Exenteration: Management Practices among Plastic and Colorectal Surgeons. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2022 Feb;38(2):89-95.
Karir A, Stein MJ, Zhang J. The Conjoined TUGPAP Flap for Breast Reconstruction: Systematic Review and Illustrative Anatomy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Apr 20;9(4):e3512.
Retrouvey H, Jakubowski J, Al-Taha M, Steve A, Augustine H, Stein MJ, Al-Halabi B, Efanov JI, Morzycki A, Tang D, LeBlanc M, Binhammer P; Canadian Plastic Surgery Research Collaborative. Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Early Protected Movement and Splinting for Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fracture. Plast Surg (Oakv). 2022 Feb;30(1):6-15.
Stein MJ, Grigor E, Hardy J, Jarmuske M. Surgical and patient-reported outcomes following double incision and free nipple grafting for female to male gender affirmation: does obesity make a difference? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2021 Aug;74(8):1743-1751.
Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Lichtenstein JB, Frank SG, Cordeiro E, Roberts A, Ghaedi B, Zhang J. A comparison of patient-reported outcomes between Alloderm and Dermacell in immediate alloplastic breast reconstruction: A randomized control trial. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2021 Jan;74(1):41-47.
Stein MJ, Zhang J. Single Artery Upper Extremity Salvage via Dual Free Flap End-to-Side Brachial Artery Anastomoses. J Reconstr Microsurg Open 2020; 05(02): e57-e60.
Stein MJ, Chung A, Arnaout A, Ghaedi B, Ghumman A, Zhang T, Zhang J. Complication rates of acellular dermal matrix in immediate breast reconstruction with radiation: A single-institution retrospective comparison study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020 Dec;73(12):2156-2163.
Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Zhang J. ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Field of Oncoplastic Breast Conservation for the Management of Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(11):4513-4514.
Stein MJ, Karir A, Arnaout A, Roberts A, Cordeiro E, Zhang T, Zhang J. Quality-of-Life and Surgical Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasty Versus Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(11):4502-4512.
Stein, M.J., Harper, K., Macdonald, B. et al. Pelvic reconstruction with the VRAM flap: Does the degree of pelvic obliteration affect postoperative outcome?. Eur J Plast Surg 43, 517–518 (2020).
Karir A, Stein MJ, Shiga S, Zhang J. Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Defects Using the Serratus Anterior Free Flap: A Systematic Review and Retrospective Case Series. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Feb;36(2):116-126.
Stein MJ, Frank SG, Lui A, Zhang T, Zhang J. Ambulatory latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction: A prospective cohort study of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Dec;72(12):1950-1955.
Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Thavorn K, Van Katwyk S, Zhang J. A cost effectiveness analysis of paravertebral blocks in immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Jul;72(7):1219-1243.
Stein MJ, Waltho D, Ramsey T, Wong P, Arnaout A, Zhang J. Paravertebral blocks in immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Breast J. 2019 Jul;25(4):631-637.
Chung AM, Stein MJ, Ghumman A, Zhang J. The effect of post mastectomy radiation therapy on breast reconstruction with and without acellular dermal matrix: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 21;8(1):58.
Stein MJ, Karir A, Ramji M, Allen M, Bain JR, Avram R, Boushey R, Auer R, Jarmuske M. Surgical outcomes of VRAM versus gracilis flaps for the reconstruction of pelvic defects following oncologic resection. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Apr;72(4):565-571.
Cormier NS, Stein MJ, Zhang T, Lee H, Zhang J. Epidural Nerve Blocks Increase Intraoperative Vasopressor Consumption and Delay Surgical Start Time in Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jan 15;7(1):e2105.
Stein MJ, Zhang Z, Fell M, Mercer N, Malic C. Determining postoperative outcomes after cleft palate repair: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Jan;72(1):85-91.
Stein MJ, Momtazi M. Bladder Outlet Obstruction as a Cause for Late Total Flap Failure in Pelvic Reconstruction with a VRAM. J Reconstr Microsurg Open. 2018;3(2):e55-e57. doi:10.1055/s-0038-1669453.
Stein MJ Seal A. Wartenberg Migratory Sensory Neuritis: A Case Report. Plastic Surgery Case Studies. January 2019.
Zhang Z, Stein MJ, Mercer N, Malic C. Post-operative outcomes after cleft palate repair in syndromic and non-syndromic children: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2017 Mar 9;6(1):52.
Abboud J, Stein MJ, Ramien M, Malic C. The diagnosis and management of the Spitz nevus in the pediatric population: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Syst Rev. 2017 Apr 13;6(1):81.
Stein MJ, Guilfoyle R, Courtemanche DJ, Moss W, Bucevska M, Arneja JS. The “Little AVM”: A New Entity in High-flow versus Low-flow Vascular Malformations. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014;2(7):e187. Published 2014 Aug 7.